Young Stephen Hawking

What you’re looking at above are two photographs of a young Stephen Hawking. When Hawking was a graduate student at Cambridge, his relationship with a friend of his sister, Jane Wilde, whom he had met shortly before his diagnosis with motor neuron disease, continued to develop. The couple were engaged in October 1964, Hawking later said that the engagement gave him “something to live for,” and the two were married on July 14, 1965. Continue reading for more interesting historical photographs.

20. The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln (1861)

Lincoln Inaugration

19. Berlin Wall Construction (1961)

Berlin Wall Construction

18. Las Vegas Atomic Test (1953)

Atomic Test Las Vegas

17. Children Eating Christmas Dinner During Great Depression

Children Great Depression

16. North Korean Refugees Climbing Taedong River Bridge (1950)

North Korean Refugees

15. Hippo Cart (1924)

Hippo Cart

14. Fidel Castro Playing Basketball in High School (1943)

Fidel Castro Young

13. Young Stalin (1902)

Young Stalin

12. Stanley Kubrick on Set of “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1967)

Kubrick 2001 Behind the Scenes

11. Ford Theater Where Lincoln was Assassinated

Ford Theater Lincoln Assassinated

10. African American Soldier (1863-1865)

Old African American Soldier

9. Marilyn Monroe Wearing Potato Sack (1951)

Marilyn Monroe Potato Sack

8. Dwight D. Eisenhower Walking Past Tiger Tank After Battle of Chambois in France (1944)

Battle of Chambois

7. American Soldiers in Vietnam (1965)

American Soldiers Vietnam

6. Canadian Artillery Firing During Night at Vimy Ridge (1917)

Night at Vimy Ridge

5. Vietnam Prisoner’s of War Going Home (1973)

Vietnam POW

4. British R33 Airship (1919)

British Airship

3. Manchester United vs. Arsenal (1926)

Manchester United vs. Arsenal

2. Oil Well Fire in Signal Hill, California (1931)

Oil Well Fire

1. Barack Obama with Late Mother Ann Dunham in Hawaii (1963)

Barack Obama Child